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Hat Trick hires ex-Gaumont exec for first acquisitions role

Hat Trick International (HTI) has hired former Gaumont exec Hana Zidek as its first acquisitions executive for third party titles. Zidek has been at HTI for 13 months on maternity cover for Sarah Bickley, who is now back in her role as senior sales executive. In this role, Zidek sold scripted series and formats, in […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: Hall of Fame

Veteran British host and entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth fronted Hall of Fame – Bruce’s Hall of Fame in the UK – on BBC One where it went out as a holiday season special over Christmas. Hat Trick International is now launching the format internationally. It has stars performing the acts of the heroes who inspired […]

MIPDoc Hot Pick: Billionaire’s Paradise

If audiences are looking for escapism in their factual viewing this year, MIPDoc buyers will be keen to screen Hat Trick International’s Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island. The doc, about life on entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Caribbean paradise Necker Island, took just under three million viewers in the UK in BBC Two primetime on January 6. […]

Appetite for Kerridge cooking shows grows in Oz, US

Broadcasters in Australia and the US are among buyers of British cooking series from celebrity chef Tom Kerridge. Lifestyle in Australia has prebought BBC Two’s 6x30mins series Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever, which is the follow up to Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food. That show has also sold to Lifestyle, as well as US cable net […]

Kumars comedy format travels to Turkey

The Kumars will be remade in Turkey after local broadcaster Star TV ordered a six episode version of the UK-originated comedy series. The scripted format deal was made by Hat Trick International, which distributes the series. The Turkish show will be based on The Kumars series produced by Hat Trick and Avatar in the UK […]

Outline scores Hat Trick distribution deal

The programme sales arm of UK-based producer Hat Trick has inked a deal with Outline Productions. Outline previously had a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Production to sell its new shows, but under the terms of the agreement announced today, Hat Trick International will sell these internationally, excluding the US. Outline is a UK […]